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Nelson named assistant vice president at Planters Bank

Trent Nelson was recently appointed Assistant Vice President/Loan Officer at the Washington Avenue location of Planters Bank & Trust-Greenville. A graduate of The Mississippi School for Banking and Holmes Community College in Ridgeland with an Associate Degree in Business Administration, Nelson began his banking career in 2008 at BankPlus, where he in several roles, including teller, customer service representative and ...

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Community Bank promotes McPhail

Michael McPhail has recently been promoted to Assistant Vice President at Community Bank, Ellisville. McPhail joined the bank in 2016 as a loan officer. In his new role, he will manage a portfolio, focusing on growing loans and deposits in the Hattiesburg market. McPhail, a native of Yazoo City, completed his Bachelor Degree in Political Science with a minor in ...

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MSU student financial aid department receives Regions Bank marketing honor

Mississippi State University’s Department of Student Financial Aid recently was honored with the Regions Bank Marketing Partner Rock Star Award for its role in promoting financial education. Pictured are, from left, Jay Willis, branch manager for Regions Bank in Starkville; Sammy Slaughter, senior vice president and city president for Regions Bank in Starkville; John Daniels, MSU financial literary coordinator; and ...

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Trustmark net income up for third quarter

By JACK WEATHERLY Trustmark Corp. announced net income of $34.57 million, or 51 cents per share for the third quarter, compared with $30.98 million, or 46 cents per share, a year earlier. The results, which were released after market on Oct. 24, beat Wall Street expectations, according to the Associated Press. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment ...

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First Bancshares to buy Ala. bank, doubles income through acquisitions

The First Bancshares Inc. of Hattiesburg announced Tuesday that it will buy an Alabama bank for $60 million, expanding its footprint in southwest Alabama.  First Bancshares says it will acquire Southwest Banc Shares Inc. of Chatom, Ala., paying $36 million in stock and $24 million in cash. The Mississippi bank seeks to sell $45 million in stock, in part to ...

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Leon Manning Joins BankFirst Financial Services As First Vice President – Director of Marketing

Leon Manning has been appointed First Vice President – Director of Marketing at BankFirst Financial Services in Columbus. His primary responsibilities include planning, implementing and managing the bank’s marketing efforts throughout the organization. Manning is originally from the west Alabama area, received his degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Alabama. He is a graduate of the American ...

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Nelson joins Guaranteed Rate

Jeff Nelson has joined Guaranteed Rate as Division Manager for the Southeast. Nelson oversees markets in Mississippi and six other Southeastern states. With has more than 20 years of mortgage experience and joins Guaranteed Rate from Wells Fargo, where he previously was Regional Sales Manager.

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Trustmark Promotes Jared Curtis to Credit Analysis Officer

Credit Analyst Jared Curtis has been promoted to Credit Analysis Officer at Trustmark’s corporate headquarters in Jackson. Curtis has three years of banking experience. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has achieved the distinction of Eagle Scout ...

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